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Iran protests continue in universities

Protests in Iran have continued to spread to universities, presenting a new challenge to the Islamic Republic.
A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran, reportedly shows a motorcycle on fire in Tehran, on Oct. 8, 2022.

The protests in Iran that started in mid-September over the death of a young woman in police custody have spread to universities, which have been a historic hotbed of unrest in the country during times of upheaval.

Social media users have shared videos of university students across the country protesting, including in major cities such as Esfahan and Tehran. The slogans have become more determined as well, with chants such as “This is the year of blood, Seyyed Ali will be overthrown,” in reference to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and “We’ll fight, we’ll fight, we’ll take Iran back.” 

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